I sympathize with the concern driving these hybrid license experiments. I agree corporations parasitizing the software #commons is a problem. But to me, the deeper problem is the corporation being the dominant model of political-economic governance. The more radical solution is replacing tech corporations (and startups aiming for IPO or acquisition) with networks of co-ops, which can collaborate to make sure all commons contributors can thrive. But these hybrid licenses make that harder.
So maybe talking more about #SoftwareFreedom was actually the stronger pitch after all? Maybe finding organizations that care about people's freedoms, and the democracies that depend on those freedoms, and talking to them about funding free code development is the way to go? Eg:
But a big part of this pitch is the software being usable by any member of the global public, for anything, as per the Free Software Definition.
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